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- Publisher: Deborat; Second Edition edition (December 5, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 5, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006IWV87I
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Stone Manger - The Untold Story of the First Christmas Kindle Edition
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I will say that while Chadwick presents great historical evidences and ideas, he is clearly not a wife or mother (and doesn't claim to be an expert there, so no hard feelings ;) I tend to disagree with some of the assumptions made concerning Mary's pregnancy -like how at 3 months pregnant she would have been obviously pregnant and the subject of much gossip. Is this possible? Certainly. But is it a sure thing that she her pregnancy was showing at 3-4 months? I know plenty of first time mom's that don't show until later, especially in the clothing that would have been typical of the time. So little assumptions like that I have a small issue with, but again, sick statements just get me to think harder and try to discern what I think it may have actually been like. And I believe that's the point of the book, so it's still a win. 🙂
For example, what is a manger for?
My farm upbringing told me that mangers are for feeding animals. And what do we feed them -- hay! "The little, Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay," as the children's hymn goes. It was instructive to find that hay is part of our culture, but not necessarily part of Mary and Joseph's.
There are certainly lots of assumptions that we bring to the story of the first Christmas. It was instructive to find that they are not necessarily part of the real experience.
I loved this piece for the intellectual "stretching" it brought.